Euro academy picks toon nominees

'Chico,' 'Rabbi's Cat,' 'Cat in Paris' in running

BERLIN — Nostalgia for the Golden Era of the 1930s and 40s, preferably with a focus on felines, characterize this year’s three nominations for the European Film Award animated feature category.

“The Rabbi’s Cat” is Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar’s adaptation of the latter’s graphic novel about a talking cat in 1930s Algeria who tries to convert to Judaism to win the heart of his owner, a rabbi’s daughter.

Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli’s “A Cat in Paris” is the tale of a cunning cat who leads a double life: by day a child’s pet, by night a thief’s accomplice.

“Chico & Rita,” from Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal and Fernando Trueba, follows the 60-year romance between two musicians that begins in 1940s Cuba.

The EFA’s 2,500 members will select the winner, which will be announced in Berlin on Dec. 3.

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